“Born to be Wild 3D” is a documentary that focuses on orphaned elephants, orangutans and the people that care for them. The film is directed by David Lickey, who is known for doing documentaries, and narrated by Morgan Freeman. The score is by Mark Mothersbaugh (“Catfish” and “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”).
“Born to be Wild 3D” takes you to Kenya — for the first time in IMAX 3D. This film is set to be touching, beautiful and inspirational and here are some clips for the film.
In the clip “Bedtime,” we get to see that elephants aren’t different from us in the fact that we sometimes have trouble sleeping. It was also interesting to learn that they cannot survive on their own. It’s funny how these mammoth creatures can end up being so small and delicate at an early age.
Then, in the clip “Sunscreen,” we learn that they need a special formula of milk to grow up properly and that without shade from their mothers their ears will get sunburned.
In the last elephant clip, “Nursery,” we learn that it has been more than 50 years since Daphne Sheldrick started adopting orphaned elephants and she has built a safe haven for them to grow up in and it looks as though it is a complete success.
The last three clips focus on orangutans being raised in Indonesia by Birute Galdikas.
In “Nursery,” ‘Washing” and “Release,” we see that Dr. Galdikas has more than 300 orangutans in her facility on the Island of Borneo. They have all been orphaned either by their mothers being killed or their homes destroyed in the forest. She talks about how small and fragile they are and the caretakers that work with them act as surrogate mothers. They might mimic human behavior and emotions and although it is sometimes hard to say goodbye they must be released, after all they were born to be wild.
So what do you think of these clips, do they convince you to go see this documentary and would you pay the extra charges to see it in 3D? Leave a comment and let me know.
“Born to be Wild 3D” is open now in conventional 2D and also IMAX 3D theaters.
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